Wednesday, November 30, 2016

'Hang Your Stocking'!

I love this background stamp- 'Merry Medley'!  I just added a little cut out stocking to go with it & made a clean & simple card! 
stamp sets:  'Hang Your Stocking' & 'Merry Medley'
card stock:  Marina Mist, Whisper White
ink:  Marina Mist
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Christmas Stocking Thinlits, Thick White Twine, Perfect White Accents, Dimensionals, Glue Dot
I enjoyed a busy day with my boys yesterday.  Last night when they were all gone home I worked on stamping stuff!!

This morning I'm off to pick pick up the boys.  I'll take the twins to pre-school & spend my day with Trey & Masen.  Tonight is my farmer night helping Deke with the pigs. 

I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

'Jar of Christmas' TREES!

Here is a clean & simple Christmas card.  It is oh sooooo pretty in person!  I love the sparkles of snow falling!

stamp sets:  'Jar of Cheer' & 'Merriest Wishes'
card stock:  Emerald Envy, Whisper White
ink:  Emerald Envy
other:  3/8" Silky Taffeta ribbon (Emerald Envy), 2" Circle Punch, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Mica Flakes (White), Dimensionals
Yesterday was a busy day with 6 little ones!  Brooklynn is very sweet & a good baby.  The boys loved her.  They all kept me going 100 mph though- that is forsure.  Oh my gosh....I know why I had kids young.  I was beat when they all left last night & I still had hours of work to do with switching hats & working on stamp stuff all night.  

This morning I'm off early to go pick up Brayden & Masen & head to Manda's to get their boys.  I'll feed them breakfast there & take Brayden to school & then head back out to our home for the day. 

Tonight when the boys leave I'll be burning the midnight oil again working on stamping stuff!

I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Online Extravaganza SALE ENDS TODAY!

Today's SPECIAL- "'Flurry of Wishes" stamp set & punch!

Check these out!  
This stamp set & punch are on today's  

These are some of my favorite projects that I posted last year, 
using the 'Flurry of Wishes' stamp set & coordinating punch! 
Here is a pretty gift card holder card!
I love this calendar page!!!
Here is a pretty card too using the Whisper White Craft ink pad.
I love this diagonal fold card!
And here are 2 other cards & a card holder too using this stamp set!

TODAY ONLY- Online Extravaganza SALE!

'Father Christmas'

I love this old fashioned Santa!

This is clean & simple!  And it turned out cute!
stamp set:  'Father Christmas'
card stock:  Real Read, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
ink:  Crumb Cake
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Layering Oval Thinlits, New Platform, Holly Embossing Folder, Classic Label Punch, Dimensionals

I spent my day stamping all day yesterday!  I got alot done, but still have lots I have to get finished up tonight. 
Deke is off early to chore & head to the office for his weekly board meeting.  I'm up early & on the go.  I'm gonna stamp a little this morning & then head out to get the boys.  Today is a teachers work day, so the teachers have school, but the kids don't.  Thus I have all 5 boys today- Brayden, Brody, Drake, Trey & Masen.  PLUS my little grand niece, Brooklyn that is 4 months old will be here all day with us too.  Her daycare provider has today off- so she is coming to visit us. 

Tonight when everyone is gone home I'll burn the midnight oil stamping!!

I hope you have a MARVELOUS Monday!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

'Greetings from Santa'

Don't forget about the Online Holiday Extravaganza SALE going on NOW- through tomorrow, 11/28!  CLICK HERE TO SEE IT!

 This is a cute little reindeer that is in the 'Greetings from Santa' stamp set.

This 'Greetings from Santa' stamp set is one that is on sale until the end of this month!!  
#142069- Wood- reg. $27.00= $20.25 SALE
#143269- Clear- reg. $19.00= $14.25 SALE

I used the bow in the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies.

And check out the Cable Knit Embossing Folder!
stamp set:  'Greetings from Santa'
card stock:  Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
ink:  Soft Suede
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Pretty Pines Embossing folder (for the bow), New platform, Cable Knit Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Brayden & Masen spent part of the day with us yesterday.  We then all headed to Des Moines to see Disney on Ice.  They boys all loved it- even Masen!  It was fun to see them smiling, clapping & loving the show!

It was late when we got home, as we stopped for supper too.  I'm glad we could all go together!  
It was quite comical to try to get a picture of everyone.  This is the best we ended up with!

Brayden, Deke, me, Drake, Brody, Masen & Trey! 
Nathan, Sarah, Manda & Steve were with us too!

Today I'm home all day.  I have a ton of things from this months classes to get put away, so I can gear up for all of my upcoming December classes.

Deke is gonna work on the farm all day again today, playing catch up there too.  

I hope you have a SUPER Sunday!!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

'Santa's Sleigh'

This stamp set it so cool!  I just love it!  The stamp images & the coordinating framelits are awesome!!  Check out this card!

Where did this snowflake designer paper come from?  Check out the This Christmas Specialty DSP in the annual catalog on pg. 172.
stamp set:  'Santa's Sleigh'
card stock:  Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla

designer paper:  This Christmas Specialty DSP
ink:  Black Memento
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Santa's Sleigh Thinlits Dies, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Basic Black Baker's Twine
Yesterday I spent the day/evening catching up on bookwork.  In the afternoon I ran to the bank & stopped at my moms to see her on my way home for a few minutes.  

Today I'm going to work on stamping stuff until the boys get here.  Brayden & Masen are going to spend the morning with us.  Then our whole family- Nathan, Sarah, Brayden, Masen, Manda, Steve, Brody, Drake, Trey, Deke & I are all headed to Des Moines to see Disney On Ice together!!  I know I'm excited about it!  I hope it is a great show.  We took the boys 2 years ago to it & the boys all loved it!  

I hope you have a SENSATIONAL Saturday!!
Happy Stamping!!

Friday, November 25, 2016

A fun twist fold Christmas card

This is a fun twist Christmas card that everyone at my Holiday Extravaganza class made last month.
  • Start with a piece of cardstock cut in half long-wise: 4-1/4" x 11".
  • Score a diagonal line from one corner to the opposite corner. 
  • Fold on the score line.
  • Fold in half to make a card with even sides.  
  • To make the designer paper layers, trim 1/4" off each side and use the cutting blade instead of the scoring blade using the instructions above. 
  • It fits perfectly in one of our regular 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" medium envelopes.
This layout is perfect to make pockets to use for cash or gift cards.
I put the words in the middle- on the inside of the card!
So what do you think?  It is cute huh!  And this designer paper is so pretty too. 

stamp set: 'Wrapped in Warmth'
card stock:  Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Very Vanilla
designer paper:  This Christmas Specialty DSP
ink:  Garden Green
other:  1 1/2" Circle Punch; 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Dimensionals
note:  I used our SU! Paper Cutter to score the diagonals with.

Here is another cute twist card I did a few years ago!! Click HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!
Yesterday was a quite day.  I worked on farm bookwork.  And Deke worked on the farm all day.  The Seeley family came out to eat lunch with us- so we were happy to see them!!!  

I am starting to feel a little better, so the meds are starting to work.  Today I'm home all day- except for a few errands I have to run to Sigourney to do.  I hope to get caught up on piles of things.  Deke will be home all day again to work on the farm catching up on his things too.  

I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Nathan & Sarah shared their EXCITING news today!  They are expecting another baby the end of June/first part of July 2017!  So our family will be growing some more.  We can't wait! 

Brayden & Masen are excited to have a little brother or sister join their family!  I love the shirts that Sarah got for the boys to wear.  

We found out a few weeks ago that they were expecting & it has been a hard secret to now everyone knows!   

'Happy Thanksgiving"

 This is a punch art turkey that the boys & I made either this week.  
They love punching & stamping!!  
I thought he turned out cute!!  

Many blessings to you all!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!  AND many blessings to each of you!

This is a pretty fall card that I thought was very fitting to share with everyone today.  
stamp set:  October Paper Pumpkin set, 'Vintage Leaves' & 'Jar of Haunts'
card stock:  Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie Glimmer
designer paper: Halloween Nights Specialty DSP
ink:  Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie
other:  Halloween Night Enamel Dots (Pumpkin Pie), Big Shot, New Platform, Woodland Embossing Folder, Sponge Daubers, Kraft Rope Trim, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Glue Dots
Yesterday Deke stayed with the boys when he got home from the office & I went to the dr.  I have strep throat & bronchitis- so have meds & I hope I feel better soon.

We were suppose to go to my sisters for Thanksgiving today, but we are staying home since I've been sick.  We'll have a little something for lunch (pork roast),  Deke will work all afternoon catching up on the farm & I hope to get to take an afternoon nap (something I never get to do).  Manda, Steve & the boys will be joining us for awhile today.  And Nathan, Sarah & the boys are gone to Missouri for the holiday, so we won't get to see them.

However you spend your day I hope you enjoy it!  There are many things in my life that I'm thankful for!! And sharing my love of stamping with all of you is one thing that I'm very thankful for!  

Happy Stamping!
And many blessings-

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

'Petals & Posies'- a fun z fold card

Here is a fun z fold card....using my favorite set- 'Petals & Posies'.  Again.....these are just awesome words & I love this set!  I have used it tons & tons, creating lots of different cards & projects with it the past 3 months!
This is a simple, but a fun fold!  

stamp set:  'Petal & Posies'
card stock:  Delightful Dijon, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
ink:  Cajun Craze
other:  Banner Triple Punch, Gold Sequins, Fine Top Glue, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
Today is another busy day on the go with the boys.  I'm off this morning to pick up Brayden & Masen.  And then we'll go to the Seeley home.  I'll get them all ready for school, their breakfast & take the 3 big boys to school & bring the 2 little ones home with me.
I'm hoping to get in to the dr today......I've been fighting this crud for 2 weeks now & I am sick & miserable.

Deke is off early to chore & he'll spend the morning in the office.  

Tonight is up in the air.....we'll see how I feel.  I need to make noodles & things for our Thanksgiving Dinner at my sisters.  If I don't feel better though, I'll be staying home all day on Thursday.

Gotta run.....I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday! 
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Don't forget about this weeks Holiday Extravaganza SALE!
November 21-28!

'Hang Your Stockings'- gift card holder!

With the upcoming holidays we can all use one of these!!  Check out this cool gift card holder that I made.

It is clean & simple & so cute!

I used one of our medium Whisper White envelopes to make this!

How did I do that?
  • Fold the envelope in half 
  • Cut the envelope flap in half- on the folded seam
  • I used a corner rounder to round the 2 inside flap edges.
  • I then like & sealed the left side.
  • I left the right side open so that you can slide a gift card (or money) into it.
stamp set:   'Hang Your Stocking'
card stock:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
designer paper: Presents & Pinecones DSP (12x12)
ink:  Cherry Cobbler
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Christmas Stocking Thinlits, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 2" Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Mini Jingle Bell, Baker's Twine Trio Pack (Cherry Cobbler), Medium Whisper White Envelope
Yesterday I took the twins to school & Trey & I ran errands.  Deke stayed home with Trey after lunch for a little bit, before he went out to grind feed & work on the farm, so that I could run to the bank.  Masen was here in the afternoon for awhile with us & after school all of the boys were here.  When they went home last night I worked on farm & SU! bookwork.  

I am still fighting a terrible sore throat & cough.  My head just feels like it could explode.  I'm hoping we are all better soon.  

This morning Deke is off early to chore & then he has an eye dr appointment.  I'm off early to go to Nathan & Sarah's to stay with their boys.  We'll then head to Manda's to pick up their boys.  I'll take Brayden to school & the rest of us will spend the day out our home.

Tonight after the boys go home I'm a farmer helping Deke with the pigs!

I hope you have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, November 21, 2016

TODAY'S Online SALE! 24 Hours ONLY or while supplies last!

Online Extravagnanza SALE- Starts TODAY! Check it out!


'Chrismtas Pines'

Here is a clean & simple 'Christmas Pines' card.  What a great stamp set this is!  This taffeta ribbon is really pretty too, adding the perfect little accent to these pines. 

stamp set: 'Christmas Pines'
card stock:  Emerald Envy, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
ink: Emerald Envy, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
other:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Pretty Pines Thinlits, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, 3/8" Silky Taffeta Ribbon (Emerald Envy)

I had a busy day on the run yesterday doing many different things with my family! Manda, Trey & I  had Jenny's baby shower, then we all went to Brayden's ballgame & then we ended up visiting with friends in the evening!  It was late when we got home.  But we had a great day!!!

This morning Deke is off early to chore & head to the office for his weekly board meeting.  I'm off to pick up the boys.  I'll take the twins to school & Trey & I have lots of errands to run all day......recycle center, bank, grocery store, etc. Tonight the other boys will all be here after school for awhile. When they go home I'll be working on catching up on farm bookwork & things.

I hope you have a MARVELOUS Monday!!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

'Wonder of Christmas'

I love this angel!

I embossed her with gold embossing powder & then colored her with the aqua painter & ink from the ink pad lids.
stamp set: 
card stock:
Yesterday was a busy day of full of stamping!!  I enjoyed spending my day creating Christmas cards at our home with those that joined me.

Last night- Deke, Me, Nathan, Sarah, Masen, Manda & Steve went out for supper to celebrate Nathan & Sarah's 1st Anniversary!  We enjoyed the company & yummy steaks.

Today I have the day off of work!!  Woo hoo....I have tons to catch up on.  Manda & I are going to Jenny's baby shower this afternoon & then we're all going to Brayden's basketball game tonight.

I hope you have a SUPER Sunday!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

'Twikle Trees'

This is a modern style Christmas Tree!  It is with the fun set in the Holiday Catalog called- 'Twinkle Trees'.

This was one of the cards for my Holiday Extravaganza class last month.

stamp sets:
card stock:
Yesterday I spent my day with Trey.  When he went home I spent my night cutting card stock.  Deke helped me do some of the Big Shot stuff after he got in from the farm.  

Today is my Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack class at our home!  I am looking forward to getting to visit & stamp with everyone joining me!  I've been a busy bee this week getting things done for today's class. 

I'm off to finish getting everything set up, food made & all Masen will be here to spend the day with all of us today too- so I need to get alot accomplished before anyone walks in our door. 

Tonight we are all going out to one of our favorite places for supper, to have prime-rib & celebrate Nathan & Sarah's 1st Anniversary!  A year ago when they got married we had quite a bit of snow!  The roads were slick & it was nasty out!   The weather sure has been nice for this fall.....but the temps sure did drop a ton throughout the day yesterday.  I guess winter is getting closer, cut I'm sure not ready for that. 

Gotta run.....lots to do....
I hope you have a SENSATIONAL Saturday!!!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza Sale begins on Monday, November 21st!

Stampin' Up! has announced and AWESOME Online Extravaganza!
Here is a list of what you can buy starting on November 21st at discounts from 10-40% off!
You can also shop from the regular catalogs,
AND the Clearance Rack for deep discounts!

Click here to see the sale items-
Online Extravaganza Products!


OR email me with your order!

If you want to email me your order, I can use a hostess code that will count towards monthly class orders & then the hostesses will get the benefits.
I can have your order sent directly to you or I can bring it to you at our monthly class.

Happy Shopping!

On Line Extravaganza SALE starts Monday, November 21st. Check it out HERE!

'Holly Berry Happiness'

Here is a Christmas card that was one of my Holiday Extravaganza projects.  I used the 'Holly Berry Happiness' stamp set from the Occasions Catalog.

Check out the pretty Holly embossing folder in the background!

And did you notice the pretty bow that I stamped & then punched out using the Holly Berry Builder Punch.
stamp set:  'Holly Berry Happiness'
card stock:  Real Red, Old Olive, Shimmery White
ink:  Black Stazon, Old Olive
other:  Big Shot, Holly Embossing folder, Halloween Night Enamel Dots (Old Olive color), Holly Berry Builder Punch, Blender Pens, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
Yesterday was a busy day with all of the boys.  The boys all had fun choosing what color & what punch they wanted to use to make their moms birthday cards.  It was cute!  They had fun!  

Then last night all of our family was here for supper to celebrate Manda's birthday .  She picked the menu of breaded tenderloins, cheesy potatoes & corn.  Plus she chose a yellow cake with chocolate frosting for our desertI burnt the oil working on cutting Christmas card for my upcoming class I have here tomorrow. 

This morning Deke is off early to chore & head to another all day meeting in Ottumwa.  I'm off to go pick up the boys.  I'll take the twins to school & then Trey will be hanging out with me all day.  Tonight I'll be burning the midnight oil again cutting card stock!

I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The annual Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza SALE starts next Monday, November 21-28th!! Be sure to check back on Monday morning & see the great deals!

A snowflake shaker card!

Check out my cute snowflake shaker card using the 'Tin of Tags' stamp set!

It is clean, simple & elegant!  I really like the way it turned out!!  Shaker cards are so much fun!!!  And our new foam adhesive strips are awesome when combined with our Window Sheets to make the perfect shaker!

This card was one that everyone attending my November monthly classes got to make last week.

stamp set:
card stock:

I will update this post sometime in the next few days.  We've had a rotten week here & I'm so behind in everything!  I'm sorry!
Yesterday was a busy day with the boys.  Ben came & finished sealing our brick on our home!  So now to get Macenzy back to finish up everything else that he needs to get done.  I can't wait until it is all finished!

Last night when the boys left I was a farmer again & worked on the farm helping Deke sell hogs.  We didn't get much sleep on Tuesday night since we sold hogs in the middle of the night- so when we got in I made supper, took a shower & called it a night after I answered emails & got the toys all picked up!  I needed to be cutting card stock......but will burn the midnight oil the next 2 nights working on that. 

This morning Deke is off to chore & then he is headed to Ottumwa, as he has 2 meetings down there today.  I'm off to pick up the boys for the day!  Tonight all of our family will be here for supper, as we celebrate Manda's 30th birthday!  Oh my gosh- how can our baby be that old already????  She is a beautiful young woman- inside & out!  We are so blessed & so proud of her & all of her accomplishments!  She is a wonderful daughter, sister (&sister-in-law), wife, mother, aunt, teacher & friend to many!

Here is a picture of Manda & her husband Steve that they just got taken last month.  They are the perfect couple!  They started dating when they were in 7th & 8th grade!
Gotta run.....
I hope you have an AWESOME Thursday!!
Happy Stamping!